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Venue: Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

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Address80132 Naples
Campania
Italy
Google maps40° 50' 16.647" N 14° 14' 59.739" E
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NaplesLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

Natalia Kreslina (Katerina) © Luciano Romano
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Juraj Valčuha; Martin Kušej; San Carlo Theatre; Martin Zehetgruber; Heide Kastler; Natalia Kreslina; Elena Mikhailenko

NaplesIl cappello di paglia di Firenze

Rota: Il cappello di paglia di Firenze
Valerio Galli; Elena Barbalich; San Carlo Theatre; Tommaso Lagattolla; Celso Albelo; Piero Adaini

NaplesLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Jordi Bernàcer; Lorenzo Amato; San Carlo Theatre; Ezio Frigerio; Franca Squarciapino; Nino Machaidze; Claudia Pavone

NaplesNabucco

Verdi: Nabucco
Nello Santi; Jean-Paul Scarpitta; San Carlo Theatre; Maurizio Millenotti; Giovanni Meoni; Amartuvshin Enkhbat

NaplesTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Juraj Valčuha; Leo Muscato; San Carlo Theatre; Federica Parolini; Silvia Aymonino; Ainhoa Arteta; Monica Zanettin

NaplesRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Henrik Nánási; Leo Muscato; San Carlo Theatre; Federica Parolini; Silvia Aymonino; George Petean; Amartuvshin Enkhbat

NaplesThe Love for Three Oranges

Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges
Gabriele Ferro; Alessandro Talevi; San Carlo Theatre; Justin Arienti; Manuel Pedretti; Luiz Ottavio Faria; Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani
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A study in black and terror in Naples

Natalia Kreslina (Katerina) © Luciano Romano
Many scenes could risk to be particularly disturbing,  but their overt brutality appeared functional, to the structure of the drama. A dark, gloomy story as unambiguously told as it should be.
****1
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From darkness to light: Mosè in Egitto in Naples

Carmela Remigio (Elcia) and Enea Scala (Osiride) © F. Squeglia
David Pountney’s 2014 staging was revived in Naples with good singing and empathetic conducting.
****1
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Raindrops are falling in San Carlo's Traviata

Vincenzo Costanzo (Alfredo) and Maria Mudryak (Violetta) © Luciano Romano
A suggestive staging barely supported by the musical side
***11
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A warm Mimì in a cold Bohème in Naples

Eleanora Buratto (Mimì) © Luciano Romano
Only soprano Eleonora Buratto’s Mimì added real warmth and pathos to Mario Pontiggi's staging. 
***11
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La fanciulla walks wistfully into the Naples sunset

Claudio Sgura (Jack Rance) © Luciano Romano
A movie-like staging for Puccini's most original opera at the Teatro San Carlo.
****1
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Theatre for theatre's sake: Giorgio Strehler's Abduction from the Harem in Naples

Die Entführung aus dem Serail © Luciano Romano
Giorgio Strehler’s production of Mozart’s Abduction, revived by Mattia Testi in Naples, is smooth and sophisticated.
****1
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An Old School Boccanegra in Naples

Ambrogio Maestri (Simon Boccanegra) © Luciano Romano
A production which did not make a strong impression in Naples, despite a first rate cast. 
***11
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Clémentine Margaine's Carmen seduces in Naples

Stefano Secco (Don José) e Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Luciano Romano
The staging highlighted Carmen’s rebellious traits more than her sensual exoticism.
***11
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